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What is Bilateral Stimulation and How Can it Help You?

By Nicole Urdang | November 4, 2019
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Bilateral Stimulation (BLS) is nothing new. Yogis have been doing it through the meditative practice of Yoga Nidra for thousands of years. Qigong incorporates it into almost all their routines. Bilateral Stimulation refers to any activity that channels your attention from one brain hemisphere to the other. In EMDR this is typically done by tapping […]

Breathing: 10 Breaths to Create Joy

By Nicole Urdang | February 16, 2015
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Humans needed to survive in harsh conditions since our earliest cave dwelling days. As a result, our brains got very good at sensing danger. If we had a traumatic event, or even a close call, we had to learn from one experience to avoid those situations and any that looked like them in the future. […]


By Nicole Urdang | February 18, 2014
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Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. Haruki Murakami If you grew up in a family where there was little nurturing, or unpredictable nurturing, especially during the first 18 months of life, you may have a difficult time self-soothing. Alternatively, if you were lucky enough to have had parents, or any caregiver, who was adept at […]

Manifesto II: How To Write Yours

By Nicole Urdang | June 24, 2011
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Manifesto: a public declaration of intentions, opinions, objectives, or motives. As a long-time yogi, I have been setting an intention before my daily practice for over ten years. Perhaps, it was this habit that prompted me to write my first manifesto in 2004. Gathering healing thoughts and wishes into one short document was enlightening, centering, […]

It’s OK Sweetheart: Learn to Cherish and Calm Your Sweet Self

By Nicole Urdang | November 25, 2010
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In America everyone is indoctrinated to believe that doing well ensures a good life. Certainly, it’s satisfying to succeed, whether at work, school, relationships, sports, or anything else, but even if you do everything according to society’s plan, there is no guarantee life will be peachy. At various times you may find yourself facing unexpected […]

Sound Healing II

By Nicole Urdang | October 24, 2010
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The paradigm of Sisyphus hauling his boulder up the mountain only to have it roll down as he almost reaches the summit is so deeply ingrained in our psyches it’s easy to forget how stressful life is even when you do manage to push the boulder over the top. Naturally, major life transitions, like, divorce, […]